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Mount a CM41/D40 Camera

Learn how to mount the Verkada CM41/D40 camera

Updated over a week ago

Use these guidelines to follow the steps to properly mount the Verkada CM41 Indoor Mini Dome Camera and the D40 Indoor Dome Camera on a wall.

Before you begin

Watch this video for a quick overview:

What's included in your CM41 box

  • 1 CM41 camera

  • 1 mount plate fixed to the camera shell

  • 3 mounting screws and 3 wall anchors

  • 2 machine screws, 2 washers, and 2 wing nuts

You will need

  • A working internet connection

  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch or a PoE injector

  • A smartphone or laptop

  • A Phillips screwdriver or power drill with a #2 Phillips driver bit

  • 1/4 in (6.5 mm) drill bit for wall anchors

  • 1/8 in (3 mm) drill bit for pilot holes

  • 3/16 in (4.5 mm) drill bit for machine screws

Mount the camera

  1. Grasp the plastic mount plate strap and pull the cover off the camera.

  2. Connect the camera to an 802.3af PoE port on your network.

  3. Screw the mount plate on to the wall.

  4. On the bottom of the camera, rotate the mount plate clockwise until it stops and is lined up with its corresponding blue-colored notch on the camera base.

  5. Firmly pull and separate the mount plate from the camera base.

  6. Remove and discard the plastic mount plate strap.

Anchoring recommendations

  • When placing the mount plate, take care to orient it such that your camera's target is situated within the camera pan angle.

  • If your cable is routed through a hole in the mounting surface, position one of the notches on the mount plate labeled "cable" as close to the cable hole as possible.

  • Use the mount plate to mark holes for mounting screws.

  • For a solid material like wood or metal, drill 1/8 in (3 mm) pilot holes. Drive mounting screws directly into the pilot holes.

  • When attaching to a ceiling tile run the machine screws through the mount plate and through pilot holes in the ceiling tile, then slide the washers on to the machine screws, and thread the wing nuts onto each screw.

  • Route the cable snuggly between the camera base and the mount plate. Replace the cover on the camera. Be sure the magnets have pulled the cover flush against the mounting surface.

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